Sunday, 26 February 2012

Love Heart Nail Tutorial

Spread a little love this year...
Although Valentine's Day has been and gone this year, I thought this cute, very simple and quite girly nail design really boosted the occasion! If you're fast and steady handed, it could take you about 30 minutes or less. You might think 30 mins is quite long but I wanted to get the heart shapes just right. Here are a few steps on how to do this design...


150 Red Glitter by Barry M
66 White Matt by Barry M
54 Clear by Barry M - (Base & Top Coat)

Dotting Tool - A thin one allows more control and that way it's easier to create small hearts.
NEVER FEAR.... If you don't have a dotting tool then you could make do with a toothpick of something which is similar with a small surface area! However, they do get clogged up with dry nail varnish easily if you're using the same one, so you will probably need more than one toothpick.
(I will be writing a post blog about how to use brushes and where I got mine from, so watch this space!) 


Get yourself some base coat and apply to all of your nails as you would do normally.

Apply first coat of Barry M Red Glitter - it doesn't matter if the nail does not look 'filled' with glitter and colour as it's only the first coat. Make sure this is all dry before the next few steps (surprisingly this nail varnish actually dried real quick!)
First coat 
Second coat


                                                   STEP 3:
Next is where the dotting tool comes in handy. Dip your tool into the white so that you have enough to make a dot that is a little bigger than the tip of the tool.

Spread the blob of white out on both sides and start forming a heart shape - keep adding more nail varnish to perfect the outline and to fill out the shape. Try to be steady and be patient!

Repeat this twice more however big or small you want!
Small ones will probably look cuter :)

Hopefully this is what you will end up with on
your thumb! I only decided to do it on one
nail because I thought it would look a bit much on
all of them but it's entirely up to you!

Hope this helps! Enjoy little nail artists :) x


  1. Cute, cute, CUTE!

  2. Thank you... Anonymous person! x

  3. Loving it :D will be trying that one as soon as my tools come! Totally a Barry M fanatic too!

    Tamara x

  4. Awesome! :) Hopefully I'll post my leopard print one next - loads of people seem to love that one. Woo! Barry M! x